Emotional stress is all around us. As long as we interact with other people on a daily basis, we will find ourselves suffering emotional stress as we react to human made situations.
Stress comes in many different forms, all of which can lead to anxiety and even depression. No matter how hard you try, you sometimes can’t get away from it. And in the case of eustress, you don’t even need to!
Say for instance you’re experiencing the emotional stress of your daughter’s marriage or your son getting his diploma. This is eustress, a positive stress. Nonetheless, it still takes a toll on your mind and body because you want everything to go smoothly.
But what if your phone bill is overdue or you just got word that you may get laid off or made redundant from your job? These kinds of emotional stress issues can add up fast. Like a snowball, you pack on the stresses of your daily life and the next thing you know, you just can’t cope!
How can you possibly deal with all of this and avoid the explosive burn out? Well, half the battle is recognizing stress for what it is, eliminating the things that cause it as far as we can, while dealing with the things we can’t get rid of.
Some kinds of stress force you to learn to accept – like the fact that a loved one just died and there’s nothing you can do but grieve and go on with your own life.
Once you define what triggers your stress, you can learn to not make mountains out of molehills and take each day – each challenge – as it comes. This will go a long way toward lightening your burden of emotional stress.